The future’s most pressing energy questions

Top researchers, entre­pre­neurs, scholars, and pol­i­cy­makers from Mass­a­chu­setts and Switzer­land con­vened at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity on Friday for an energy summit, where par­tic­i­pants dis­cussed inno­va­tions and strate­gies to address cli­mate change and a range of other global energy challenges.

When history goes digital

With sup­port from the National Endow­ment for the Human­i­ties, the Dig­ital Schol­ar­ship Group at North­eastern is hosting an inter­na­tional ser­vice called TAPAS that will pro­vide low-​​cost pub­lishing and storage ser­vices for users to create, curate, and share high-​​quality data using open-​​source tools.

3Qs: The power and press of black celebrity

Assis­tant pro­fessor of com­mu­ni­ca­tion studies Sarah Jackson’s new book exam­ines how the main­stream and black press have cov­ered con­tro­ver­sial polit­ical dis­sent by African-​​American celebri­ties. Her inspi­ra­tion came from an unlikely source: Kanye West.

3Qs: Meet IDEA’s new CEO

Nick Naraghi, DMSB’15, served as Stu­dent Body Pres­i­dent last year. Now, the finance stu­dent in the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness is leading IDEA, North­eastern University’s student-​​run ven­ture accel­er­ator. Here, Naraghi reflects on his SGA expe­ri­ence and dis­cusses his vision for IDEA and per­sonal interest in entre­pre­neur­ship and innovation.

A toolkit for a healthier population

North­eastern has received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foun­da­tion to develop a com­pre­hen­sive user’s guide for population-​​based health met­rics, which can be applied to national pay­ment reform and pre­ven­ta­tive care efforts.

Healthcare gets organized

North­eastern last week con­vened an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group of national experts to dis­cuss cutting-​​edge research and method­olog­ical break­throughs in health­care orga­ni­za­tion and man­age­ment science.

How to deliver the goods in global business

Busi­nesses must be nimble and flex­ible to adapt to an evolving global supply chain, Spencer Fung, PA’96, group chief oper­ating officer and exec­u­tive director of Li & Fung, said at Northeastern’s CEO Forum in Hong Kong.

Northeastern awarded NIH grant to study links between contaminants, preterm birth

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has received a five-​​year, $13.5 mil­lion award from the National Insti­tutes of Health to con­tinue its inter­dis­ci­pli­nary, multi-​​university inves­ti­ga­tion into the com­plex rela­tion­ship between envi­ron­mental con­t­a­m­i­na­tion and preterm birth.